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Starts: 11/02/05 12:00 AM
Ends:  12/16/05 12:00 AM

October 24, 2005

MEDIA CONTACT:  Adela de la Torre
(202) 994-6424; adelita@gwu.edu
University Art Galleries
(202) 994-1525


GW LUTHER W. BRADY ART GALLERY PRESENTS: IMAGINATION AND KNOWLEDGE: CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF EINSTEIN'S MIRACULOUS YEAR - IMAGES AND IDEAS
NOV. 2 - DEC. 16, 2005

EVENT: 

Imagination and Knowledge: Centennial Celebration of Einstein's Miraculous Year - Images and Ideas, an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of three of Einstein's most celebrated papers.

WHEN: 

Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, Nov. 2 - Friday, Dec. 16
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

WHERE: 

The George Washington University
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
Media and Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor
805 21st Street, NW,
Washington, D.C. 
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue and Orange lines)

COST: 

Free and open to the public.  For more information, call the University Art Galleries at (202) 994-1525.

BACKGROUND:

Merging the arts and sciences in an innovative and collaborative approach, GW has sponsored exhibitions and events throughout the year celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of three of Albert Einstein's most important papers. These papers showed how to demonstrate the atomistic property of matter, launched the quantum theory of light and matter, and gave us a revolutionary new picture of space and time.

The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery will feature 14 photographs of Albert Einstein on loan from the photography collection of President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and Mrs. Francine Zorn Trachtenberg.  Among photographers represented in the collection are Yousuf Karsh, Lotte Jacobi, Lucien Aigner, and Alfred Eisentaedt. Einstein's never before publicly exhibited furniture on loan from the Historical Society of Princeton will also be on display.  Mrs. Trachtenberg provides a narrative for the photographs on display.  Finally, William Parke, GW professor of physics, assists the gallery by creating graphics that express Einstein's scientific and humanistic contributions.

The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, which opened in March 2001, is the professional showcase for art at GW. Luther W. Brady (B.A. '46, M.D. '48), the gallery's namesake and benefactor, is a world-renowned oncologist. He also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from GW in May 2004 and has served as a member of the University's Board of Trustees.

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